Updated Updated: August 20, 2019

iDEAL

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Operators Accepting iDEAL Payments

About iDEAL

iDEAL is an online payment method that lets you make online purchases using a direct bank transfer. It launched in 2005 and is currently available in the Netherlands only.

If you’re going to use iDEAL, you’ll need to be living in the Netherlands and have an account at one of the many Dutch banks that let you carry out transactions using iDEAL. Thankfully, many of the country’s top banks accept iDEAL, so if you already have an account with a Dutch bank, there’s a good chance you can use iDEAL with it.

Pros
  • When using iDEAL, there’s no need to provide any personal or banking details to the gambling site that’s receiving your funds. This makes using the payment method a very safe option indeed, as there’s no chance of your details being compromised in any way.
  • There’s also no need to create an account with iDEAL when carrying out transactions. All you need are your bank details and you’ll be able to transfer funds with iDEAL. This should make using the payment method very quick and convenient.
  • With this payment method, carrying out transactions is easy enough to do and takes very little time at all. The transactions themselves are quick, meaning that you won’t have to wait long at all before you can start gambling online for real money. The payment method is safe, fast and completely anonymous.
Cons
  • The main disadvantage of using iDEAL is that the payment method can’t be used for withdrawals at some sites. If you’ve signed up to an online casino or betting site and chosen iDEAL as your preferred payment method, you may have to link another payment method to your account to carry out withdrawals. Obviously, this second one should be one that the gambling site lets you make withdrawals with.
  • Another disadvantage is that the payment method is quite limited in its availability. Right now, only people living in the Netherlands who have bank accounts at certain Dutch banks are able to use the payment method. If you don’t have an account at a bank that’s compatible with iDEAL, you won’t be able to use it.
  • There’s also the fact that transactions made with iDEAL can’t be reversed. If you wish to reverse a transaction for whatever reason, it’s best to contact your bank.

Making Payments with iDEAL

It’s very easy to make payments at online casinos and betting sites with iDEAL. First of all, you need to log into your account at the online casino or betting site you’re looking to gamble for real money at. Then, just choose iDEAL from the list of accepted payment methods. Enter the amount of money you wish to deposit, then select your bank from the list of options given. You’ll be taken to a separate page at your bank’s site with some instructions to follow. It should take very little time for you to follow the instructions; once you’re done, you’ll be able to confirm the transaction, which will then go ahead.

With iDEAL, deposits are pretty much instant. Therefore, once you’ve confirmed your transaction, the money you’ve deposited should appear in your gambling site account ready to be used. Note that for transactions to go ahead, there has to be sufficient money in your bank account. If your bank account doesn’t have enough money in it to cover the transaction, the transaction won’t go ahead.

When it comes to withdrawing your funds from your gambling account, iDEAL may be available as an option. Not every site that accepts iDEAL for deposits will let you use it for withdrawals, however. When using iDEAL for withdrawals, you follow pretty much the same process as you did for depositing with the payment method.

Again, there’s no need to provide any personal details or create an account – you just need to select iDEAL as a payment method, enter your bank details and confirm the withdrawal. Once your withdrawal has been confirmed, your money should reach you not long after the gambling site has processed your withdrawal. It can take anything up to three working days for withdrawals to be processed.

Before signing up to an online casino or betting site, double-check to see whether iDEAL is accepted and whether it can be used for withdrawals as well as deposits.

Conclusion

iDEAL is the most popular payment method in the Netherlands today. It’s become so popular because it’s safe, secure, easy to use and convenient. With this payment method, you can quickly transfer funds from your bank account to your account at an online gambling site just by filling in a few details at your bank’s website and confirming the transaction. If you’re in the Netherlands and looking for a way to top up your online casino or betting site account, you should definitely consider using iDEAL.

Anyone living in the Netherlands can use this payment method, provided they have an account at one of the participating banks. Most Dutch banks let you use iDEAL, so most people in the country are able to use iDEAL.

Not all online casinos and betting sites accept this payment method. Many of the best, most highly rated sites do, so if you’re looking to use iDEAL, you’ll still have many good gambling sites to choose from.

iDEAL is a very safe payment method to use. It doesn’t require you to provide any personal details and all transactions are done through your bank.

iDEAL doesn’t seem to charge any fees itself for making transactions. However, you may find that some banks and gambling sites will charge fees for using this payment method. If there are any fees, they’ll be on the smaller side.

Yes, you can use iDEAL to make payments on your smartphone. There’s an iDEAL app available on iOS and Android devices that you can download to make quick, hassle-free payments. The app lets you carry out transactions using QR codes.

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